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A tale of World Book Week

9 March 2020

World Book Week 2020 will be celebrated at Westminster City School, with events designed to engage, entertain and intrigue our pupils, whilst furthering a love of reading.

Lunchtime activities include a Mystery Bookstall on Monday 16 and Tuesday 17 March. Books will be available to purchase for a small price but all will be wrapped-up, with only an intriguing clue to tease pupils’ little grey cells about what the book might be.... Then, on Wednesday 18 and Thursday 19 March, pupils are invited to our Library to hear teachers reading a passage from their favourite book.

Pupils will also need to put on their thinking caps – not the Hogwarts Sorting Hat! - during World Book Week. A book-themed quiz, taking place during form time, will test pupils’ knowledge of literature, while teachers will also be sporting name badges for different literary characters. Pupils will receive a sheet of clues and will need Sherlock Holmes-like powers of deduction to work out who these book characters are. They must then find the matching teacher!

An after-school film screening of Hollywood movie, The Golden Compass, takes place on Wednesday 18 March. This film, starring Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig, is based on The Northern Lights, the first book in the popular fantasy series by British author, Philip Pullman.

To round off World Book Week, a poet, storytelling songwriter and freestyle rap world champion will visit Westminster City School on Friday 20 March. Rob Bradley will give an assembly and run workshops with our pupils, teaching the cornerstones of rap and exploring rhyme, rhythm and poetic devices. He has performed around the world, from basement clubs in New York to festivals throughout Europe, collaborating with international artists and songwriters along the way.

Running from Monday 16 to Friday 20 March, World Book Week celebrates the joy of books and reading, and is marked each year at Westminster City School. With around 200 books borrowed weekly from our Library, we are proud of our strong reading culture and sure that our pupils will have a splendiferous World Book Week 2020!

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